Monday, October 18

Ground Hog Day Musical to return to London

While chatting to Claudia Winkleman on her BBC Radio 2 show yesterday, writer, performer and comedian Tim Minchin revealed plans for the musical  Ground Hog Day to return to London next year saying that "although I'm not allowed to announce specifically, Groundhog Day is coming back for a limited run in London, probably in a year from now." He said he is hoping to "reboot" the piece, due to a pent up "unresolved ambition". He  also revealed that the plans were held up after the death of beloved producer AndrĂ© Ptaszynski, who helped shepherd some of the biggest productions on to stages across the world.

The award-winning musical is based on the iconic 1993 film penned by Danny Rubin (who also wrote the book) about a man trapped in a time loop and unable to escape unless he finds true love. It first premiered at the Old Vic in London in 2016, going on to win a number of awards including the Critics' Circle and Olivier Awards for Best New Musical. Star Andy Karl gave an acclaimed performance as Phil Connors, the role made famous by Bill Murray.

Next month, Minchin will be in London to celebrate the tenth anniversary of multi-award-winning musical Matilda, which is playing at the Cambridge Theatre and is currently being adapted for the big screen

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